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Air Show 2013 Recap
Air Show 2013 celebrated aviation history featuring the Lockheed P-38 Lightning. There are only seven airworthy P-38s in the world today, five of them flew at the airshow, while a photorecon variant made up the sixth P-38 at the air show. It was a rare and historic sight for all to see these five P-38 Lightnings grace the skies in formational and individual flybys over Chino Airport. Another record attendance, great weather, nearly 40 aircraft flying from start to finish, great aerobatic performers like Sean Tucker, Rob Harrision, and John Collver, many P-51s and other warbirds, the one and only N9M Flying Wing, Clay Lacy's Learjet aerobatics, three B-25s and C-47s flying in formation, Margi Stiver's astounding wingwalking, many static displays including a Constellation EC-121 and a Blue Angels F-18, and a rare flight of a PBY characterized this years air show program. We were honored by groups of VIP veterans, some recounting their fascinating and courageous stories of service and all enjoying the flying of aircraft they once took into battle! - the air show of 2013 will be remembered as one of the best air shows in the U.S.!
35,000 people witnessed the aerial acts performed over Chino Airport on May 4 and 5th. If you missed it, put next May 2014 on your calendar NOW so you won’t miss it next year!
Thanks to our air show sponsors, pilots and crews, the County of San Bernardino, vendors; and all the other groups and individuals too numerous to list who made the show a resounding success.
We were honored to welcome the following veterans:
Pilots and crew from the National P-38 Association, the 80th Fighter Group, the 91st Bomber Group, the 506th Fighter Group, and veterans sponsored by the Veterans History Project: John Knapp 44th Infantry, Celso Jaquez 6th Marines, Geoff Blackman VP-23 Navy, and Muriel Engelman Army Nurse.
We thank these men and women for their service to the country and for sharing their experiences with us so that we might better appreciate the sacrifices our veterans have made and are still making for our nation.
And a very special thank you to all the volunteers who worked so hard to make sure the show came off without a hitch. Your efforts helped make the show safe, successful, and best of all fun for our guests.
Just wait and see what we have planned for next year! Be sure to mark your calendars for PLANES OF FAME AIRSHOW 2014 when the dates are announced!
Until then, thank you for your continued year-round support of our efforts to keep ‘em flying!